Cloud Comms Summit - London 2018

'Beyond Voice. Exploring the Future of Cloud Communications' 





Matthew Townend

Cavell Group

Dir. of Research & Consulting

Matt is a respected analyst and is an author of regular research, a judge on key industry awards and a regular guest speaker on the area of VoIP. He has been active in the VoIP space for the last 12 years, working on major consultancy and research projects in the Middle East and Europe.

Dominic Black

Cavell Group

Senior Analyst

Dominic has been Cavell's European market analyst for the last 5 years, specifically focusing on the Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, CPaaS and Contact Centre markets. He is also involved with the consultancy side of the business where he is heavily involved with all aspects of project delivery.

 Michael Quinn

Q Advisors



 With more than 25 years of international operations and investment banking experience in the telecommunications industry, Michael has originated, structured, and executed more than 100 deals totaling more than $4 billion in transaction value.

Simon Burckhardt


UK Managing Director

Following a background at Telco's such as BT, Telefonica and Upstream, Simon now runs Vonage's UK entitity, serving the UK SME and SOHO markets with high quality Hosted Telephony services.

David West

Equinox Information Systems


Executive Vice President

David joined Equinox in 1996 with a focus on sales and strategic planning.  Since then he has worked with hundreds of carriers in the US and around the globe to develop and deploy innovative solutions to address their fraud management, mediation, and usage analytics needs.  He continues in this role today, working closely with customers and developers to meet the ever changing needs of the telecom industry.

Bertrand Pourcelot


General Director

Bertrand has nearly 25 years experience in mission-critical software development within international environments. Before Centile, Bertrand has held various technical, project & team management positions at Alcatel Space and EADS for prestigious customers including the European Space Agency, the European Org. for Meteorological Satellites, National Institutes for Space Research and the French Ministry of Army.

Alan Foy

Star2Star and Blueface


Alan has been leading Blueface since joining in 2010, and has been responsible for leading its rapid expansion in the European market and beyond. He works closely with the management team on a day-to-day basis to execute Blueface's growth strategy and lead Blueface's expansion into new markets. In May 2017, Alan was shortlisted for Ernst & Young: International Entrepreneur of The Year. He was also listed in the Business & Finance CEO 100. Alan is the new CEO of StarBlue following the merger of Blueface and Star2Star

Tony Jamous


President and Co-founder

Tony Jamous is president of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform. He joined Vonage as part of the Company’s acquisition of Nexmo, Inc. in June 2016. The co-founder and former CEO of Nexmo, Mr. Jamous has more than 14 years of experience in building high growth technology businesses with a focus on cloud communications and mobile.

Rob Cox


Commercial Director

Rob has worked for over 25 years in the IT and Telecommunications industry and has been involved in a range of roles from programming, global enterprise service and account management, through to product marketing. For the past 10 years Rob has been specialising in the development and delivery of computer telephony and unified communications software.

Carl Boraman


Commercial Director

Since joining Tollring as Commercial Director in 2007, Carl has helped to grow the business, having successfully won major supplier contracts for call analytics, call recording and fraud and credit management with global tier 1 carriers and service providers such as Mitel Networks, British Telecom, Vocus and Nextiva.

Richard Parker

PCCW Global

UCaaS Director

Richard is an experienced telecoms professional, working with Telcos on 5 different continents over the past 17 years. He has held key roles in sales, implementation and operations working with organisations such as Virgin Media, Saudi Telecom, Telecom Egypt, Atos Worldline and PMCL as well as regional ISPs, mobile content providers and UC service providers.

Gail Smith

Cavell Group

Director SD-WAN Practice

With over 25 years of experience, Gail has led high impact consulting and transformation projects for Service Providers, Public entities and their vendors around the globe.  She currently leads Cavell’s SD WAN practice and contributes to hosted communications research activities in the Benelux. She also leads our training and enablement group.

 Patrick Joggerst

Ribbon Communications

CMO & EVP Business Development

Patrick was EVP of Global Sales & Marketing for Genband. He has an accomplished career in communications spanning three decades, having managed sales and marketing organizations for both telecommunications service providers and technology suppliers. Previously, Patrick served as Vice President of Global Sales for BroadSoft, a leading provider of software and services that enable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their IP networks.

 Xavier Casajoana


Co-founder & CEO

Before VozTelecom Xavier was CEO at Tiscali Spain and Business Unit Director at World Online Spain, after over 10 years as information systems manager in public and private firms. He has a degree in Computer Science (UPC University) and a Master in Business and Technology (La Salle University) completed with a Marketing program in ESADE (Barcelona), PDG by IESE Business School and Management stage in UCLA University (Los Angeles).

 Marc de Marcillac

Cavell Group

GTM Specialist

Marc is an accomplished Management Consultant, with wide digital sales and delivery skills, especially in the financial services and public sectors. His strong track record of selling and delivering consulting programmes to business and technology organisations has maximised cross-selling opportunities to grow consulting portfolios. He has consistently developed strategic business opportunities, whilst supporting clients to drive digital change and adoption and manage complexity.

 Mike Wilkinson

Cavell Group

Associate Director

Mike Wilkinson is a senior marketing professional with more than 25 years’ experience developing and delivering go-to-market programs for cloud service providers in Europe, North America and Asia. Mike ran the go to market team at BroadSoft working with many of the world's largest and innovative service providers. Prior to BroadSoft Mike held VP marketing and CMO roles at Alcatel, Newport Networks and Oneaccess.

James Bushell


Head of Product Management, App Services

Since joining Gamma in 2003, James has led the development, launch and life-cycle management of several business communication services and has been working with IP Telephony for over 12 years. Having successfully developed and established Gamma’s ISP portfolio in the channel, James now runs the Voice portfolio which includes SIP Trunks and Horizon, Gamma's Cloud PBX service.

Conrad Mallon

SSE Enterprise Telecoms

Chief Network Architect

With over 30 years' experience and having previously held several senior roles at Interoute, Xconnect and Level 3, where he oversaw several large-scale network builds and significantly expanded their European network reach and product portfolio, in his current role, Conrad is responsible for defining, delivering and maintaining the technical architecture for SSE Enterprise Telecoms that supports the Network Infrastructure and Product Strategy.

James Slaney



James has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is the founder of Dubber, a cloud-based communication capture company. He jointly conceived Dubber in 2011, drawing on his experience and understanding of the distinct issues facing this evolving sector to develop solutions unique to the marketplace. In April 2015, Dubber publicly listed on the ASX (code: DUB) and is now available globally, with offices in Atlanta, London and Melbourne.

Jacques Gripekoven


Managing Director

Jacques is an experienced telecom professional. After years working for networking and telephony equipment manufacturers (Motorola, UB Networks, Networth, Fore Systems, Xylan, Alcatel-Lucent), he started Eyepea, a company offering VoIP solutions ( In 2013, he founded ALLOcloud, a telephony and collaboration Cloud provider (

John Tucker


VP Product Management

John Tucker leads the Metaswitch Applications product management organisation, responsible for Business Unified Communications, Collaboration, Contact Center and Messaging solutions. He joined Metaswitch in 2000, and previously lead the Engineering organisations developing hosted business communications portfolio products, the Perimeta SBC product and Service Assurance Server. 

 John Macario

Edgewater Networks

SVP Marketing & Strategy

John Macario is a 14 year industry veteran. Prior to joining Edgewater, Mr. Macario was President of Savatar, a consulting and research firm focused on helping clients bring innovative VoIP communications solutions to market. Prior to founding Savatar, Mr. Macario held senior positions with Digitas, a Boston-based direct marketing company where he worked on numerous projects in the telecommunications industry.

 Tim Stone


VP Worldwide Revenue Marketing

Tim Stone joined Polycom in January 2013 as vice president of Marketing for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Tim has over 16 years’ experience in leadership marketing, product management, strategy and business development in the UC &C industry. Previously the Marketing Director for Collaboration at Cisco Systems, EMEA he also held senior roles at Lucent technologies and SDX Business Systems.

 Craig Decker

BroadSoft (part of Cisco)


With over 17 years of success in the European telecoms market, Craig is responsible for driving sales activities in EMEA. Prior to BroadSoft, Craig was responsible for worldwide sales at VoIP vendor Newport Networks and also held Executive VP roles at CoSine Communications.

Nick Holland



Prior to the acquisition of DXI by 8x8, Nick led the effort to take DXI from being a dialler specialist to becoming a leader in contact centre communications. He is passionate and knowledgeable about his area of IT infrastructure gathered from a successful career spanning over 20 years in the telecoms industry.

Samir Desai


Director of Product Management

Samir leads the managed services portfolio at GTT. He’s also responsible for next generation enterprise WAN solutions, including software-defined networking, cloud connectivity and security services on the GTT global network. Samir has over 15 years of wide-ranging product development and marketing management experience in the Telecommunications industry.

Kevin Scott-Cowell


Managing Director

Kevin manages all of 8x8’s activities and expansion in the UK and Europe. Prior to joining the 8x8 team, Kevin was CEO of Voicenet Solutions and previously had senior roles at other large telecoms companies such as BT, Ericsson and Nortel.

Steve Harris

Nuvias, Formerly SIPHON

EVP UC Practice

Steve is the EVP of the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice, formerly SIPHON. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry and is a co-founder of SIPHON Networks Ltd and focuses on the overall strategy and direction of the company. Prior to setting up SIPHON, Steve held various Regional VP EMEA roles at VC funded technology companies such as NexTone (acquired by Genband) and Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet).

Mirko Voltolini

Colt Technology Services

VP Technology & Architecture

Mirko's overall responsibility is focused on the development of the Colt global data and voice network, covering technology strategy, architecture design, engineering and implementation, network asset management, project management and commercial access management. 

Claudio Scola

Tata Communications

Director, Product Management for Managed Network Services

Claudio has over 25 years’ experience in the international telecommunications industry, spending the last 18 years bringing new data network services to market and growing them into key revenue streams for the business. One of Claudio’s key priorities, is to address enterprises' evolving network needs for agility, efficiency, growth and transformation.

Curtis Peterson


SVP Operations

Curtis is responsible for strategic planning and growth of infrastructure for the global cloud communications platform. Prior to joining RingCentral, Curtis was VP of Operations Center at Windstream. As VP of Operations, led the transformation of the Centers, built out a Managed Security and Network Support groups.

Russell Lux



Russell was the founder of Luxtech Ltd, one of the UK's leading IT managed services specialists in the SME sector with revenues of £12 million in 2010. The business was successfully sold in 2014. Prior to founding Luxtech Ltd in 2001, Russell was CTO at Wireless Access Network, the pioneers of wireless broadband connectivity in the UK and Europe. In 2012 Russell became the CTO of a hosted telephony company delivering voice services to sme's built on its own platform before leaving to setup the TelcoSwitch Group in 2016.

Massimiliano Caranzano


Senior Worldwide Collaboration Manager, Lead for MPP Business in EMEAR

Massimiliano oversees the SALES business development in EMEAR for what is concerning with SIP endpoints. He is responsible for Collaboration partners' readiness and business generation and his team is proactively driving the growth of Cloud collaboration and UC as a Service business through the development of the go to market and the portfolio of SIP endpoints.

David Cargill


Technical Director


Peter Cox

UM Labs


Bradlee Allen


Product Marketing Manager EMEA


Frederic Bollaerts

NetAxis Solutions

Product Manager

Paul Harrison

The Voice Factory



Simon West



Director of Alliances, EMEA